December 12, 2014

Christmas Gift Guide: Over £30

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: £30 and Over High End: NARS Virtual Domination Palette, Bobbi Brown Warm Glow Eye Palette, Nude Progenius Omega Oil, Laura Mericer, Babyliss Curl Secret, Lush Spa The Good Hour, Zara City Bag, Lancome La Vie Est Belle, GHD Curve Classic Wave, Aromatherapy Associates, Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir, Blythswood Square Hotel Afternoon Tea, Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist
Our Christmas Gift Guide week is coming to an end so today we thought we'd share our £30 and over picks.  These are the gifts for a very special person in your life from luxury pampering, experiences, fragrance and much more.


Makeup
L: Bobbi Brown Warm Glow Eye Palette (£53.10) - This is the mother of all shimmery warm toned palettes, and is literally Christmas in shadow form. This gorgeous palette is designed to flatter all skin tones and comes with nine shades, six with shimmer and three matte. I am a shimmer gal so this suits me perfectly. The palette itself is a gorgeous faux croc design which will gain you some serious packaging envy from your friends.
S: NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette (£45.00) - I'm not one for eyeshadow but I do love a good blusher so I was thrilled to see NARS have brought out another cheek palette this year.  It contains 3 blushers, 1 highlighter and 1 bronzer worth £117 when bought individually so it's great value for money.  I've used last years version everyday since getting it so I know that it's the perfect gift for a makeup lover.

Bath & Body
L: Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Bath Jewels (£55.00) - If you know any bath lovers then this is the ultimate gift for them. No one does bath oils quite like Aromatherapy Associates and I can't think of anything better than enjoying a Christmas bath with one of these luxurious oils.
S: Laura Mercier Body & Bath Luxe Quartet in Ambre Vanille (£55.00) - For those who like a little treat for bath time, Laura Mercier do these beautiful 4 piece sets featuring the Ambre Vanillé Honey Bath, Body Crème, Scrub and Shimmer Body Mist.  They do have other scents but my favourite is definitely Ambre Vanille.  It's sweet and woody at the same time.

Skincare
L: Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist (£46.00) - It can be quite difficult to buy skincare as a gift, so a facial mist is one of the safest and best options in my opinion. Face mists don't get quite as decadent as this purifying and hydrating rose scented saviour. Not only does this feel incredible on the skin it also looks beautiful too, a really indulgent treat.
S: NUDE ProGenius Omega Treatment Oil (£58.00) - If I was to splurge on skincare, I'd definitely pick up a treatment oil.  The NUDE oil is made up of omega 3,6 7 and 9 which help give your skin a real radiance boost overnight.  It's like waking up to a brand new face!

Haircare
L: GHD Curve Classic Wave Set (£110.00) - Ever since I hear ghd had released a curler, I have been dying to try it out, especially as their straighteners are so good. This set looks fantastic and includes every you need to achieve soft bouncy waves that will look gorgeous with your new festive wardrobe.
S: BaByliss Curl Secret (£99.99) - For someone who'd like to experiment with different hairstyles but doesn't want to go through the curling process, this is for you.  It's basically a curler which sucks your hair into it's curl chamber, heats your hair then does the curling for you.  It's quite fascinating to watch it work it's magic. No more burning yourself on those tongs!

Fragrance
L: Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir (100ml, £82.00) - This was my special treat from Santa last year and I am still just as in love with it, it's a gorgeous rich scent that just seems to keep developing and changing the more you wear it. Jo Malone have a whole range of products in this scent, so if fragrance isn't your thing then candles or soaps are available too.
S: Lancome La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum (50ml, £57.50) - Everyone loves a good perfume at Christmas and this would be my pick.  It's very feminine and sweet without being too sickly.  Lots of people compare it to Flower Bomb so if you like that kind of fragrance, you'll love this.  A little definitely goes a long way with the Eau de Parfum, one spray should last the entire day.  Lisa is also a fan so it gets a big thumbs up from the both of us!

Fashion
L: Russell & Bromley Chester Loafer (£165.00) - There are certain staple items in a girls wardrobe that will never go out of style, and a good pair of loafers are one of them. Russell & Bromley know a thing or two about making a good shoe and whether you want to keep it traditional with this pair or opt for something a little more fashion forward they have it all covered.
S: Zara Mini City Bag (£39.99) - In my opinion, Zara do the best handbags on the high street.  They're a great alternative for people who want a good quality handbag but don't want to pay £££ for one.  The Mini City Bag is made from the same material as the original Office City Bag so it's very sturdy and there's plenty of room for all of your essentials.

Lifestyle
L: Blythswood Square Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two (£65.00) - I cannot think of a nier gift than the gift of cakes, tea and bubbles. Of course the champagne is optional and can be substituted, Blythswod Square is a gorgeous location to spend the afternoon catching up, indulging in some sweet treats and escaping from the madness of the Christmas rush.
S: Lush Spa - The Good Hour (70 minutes, £80) I've never really been one to treat myself to massages or treatments but I'd highly recommend the Lush Spa.  You can pick up vouchers for each treatment and treat your loved one to a day of relaxation.  We visited the Edinburgh Spa to try The Good Hour which is a full body, deep tissue massage based on a sea shantie, piratey theme.  With Lush's attention to detail, it's so much more than your typical massage.  Well worth the experience.

We really hope you enjoyed our Christmas Gift Guide series this year! Don't forget we also have our £10 and Under and £30 and Under picks to look through if you need some extra help this year.
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